Great Yearbooks Start with a Plan
Guidelines, styles, deadlines and brainstorming to capture the memories.
The power of collaboration
As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.
— Amy Poehler, Comedian and writer
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Fail to plan, plan to fail
Calendars, to-do lists, sticky notes, reminders on your phone — whatever the tool, whatever the challenge, planning is the most critical step to creating a memorable (and complete) yearbook.
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I, _______________, solemnly swear
that this yearbook is not about me.
It is not a scrapbook of the yearbook class.
It is not about the “popular” kids, the football team, the homecoming court.
It is not even about my friends,
(even though I love them more than other people’s friends).
It is about everyone in my school.
It is about making everyone feel good.
This is my chance to pay it forward and make someone’s day.
I, ______________, solemnly swear
that I will try my best to cover everyone
in the school at least three times.
In the name of our yearbook: hooray!
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Tell us how you plan
Do you have a specific way you set up your yearbook program? Do something unique with the ladder? Each school has their own style to planning the yearbook and we want to hear from you.
Share with us how you plan your yearbook, from staff guidelines to project management. We’d love to share your words of wisdom with other advisers.